The teachers have spoken and it appears they are a little bit stressed. A few months ago, I asked teachers to share their feelings in an on-line poll. I received 172 responses from teachers, mostly from Canada, with a few from the US, and one solitary soul from South America. They weren’t shy about sharing… Continue reading And the Survey Says… Teachers: Speak Up, Speak Out
If teachers are not required to differentiate their instruction for multiple ability levels within one room, there will be more time for specific, focused support and students will progress at a faster rate.
The following letter appeared in the Chronicle Herald on-line edition: In Scott Cote’s recent letter to the editor, he says that teachers in our province “lack the intestinal fortitude to stand up for kids”. He also says that a currently employed teacher who openly comments on these issues would be as rare as an albino… Continue reading Let Teachers Teach
Teachers voices often go unheard in discussions about the future of education. This is your chance to speak up and speak out. This survey is made up of only 10 questions and can be completed in less than 5 minutes (your time is valuable, I know). All comments are anonymous. I look forward to hearing from… Continue reading Teachers – It’s Time to Stop Whispering and Speak Up
Originally posted on frostededucation:
The last few weeks of December are a time of retrospect and reflection for many people. And as busy as the holiday season can become, this is one teacher for whom the annual winter break could not come soon enough. I don’t know if it was the phase of the moon…
I don’t want any gifts for Christmas. (From my students, I mean. Husband dear? You have my list.) I don’t want a mug that says, “World’s Best Teacher”, or a gift certificate to Starbucks, or even (gasp) a bottle of wine. I know these things are purchased with the Christmas spirit in mind but, in… Continue reading What Your Teacher REALLY Wants for Christmas This Year
“When did WE become the old ones?” my friend and fellow teacher asked me the other day. It was a conversation we have had a few times. We know that ‘technically’ we aren’t exactly old, but professionally we are now the ones with experience on our side. More and more we are finding that younger,… Continue reading Mentor Me